Last Night's Game
D-backs Can't Recover From Miller's Rough Outing
I'm glad that the reporters, even at the team website, aren't falling for the "Miller has improved!" line that Stewart and La Russa seem to want to sell. Yes, he's no longer punching the mound on his follow-through, so I guess that has improved. He's still on track to possibly have the worst season ever. His ERA of 7.12 would be the twelfth worst all time among pitchers with at least 100 innings pitched, but he hasn't managed to throw 100 innings. Right with him on that list would be Jason Bere, which is an interesting case. Bere was an All Star in 1994 after finishing second in Rookie of the Year voting in 1993. In 1995, his age-24 season, he went 8-15 with a 7.19 ERA. He never figured it out again, either, bouncing around for several years and posting a 5.34 ERA (83 ERA+) before calling it quits in 2003. Hopefully Miller won't go that route.
Pollock Hopes to Return on Road Trip
The team hasn't said they are shutting him down, so I'm not sure what to believe.